Saturday, January 29, 2011

Goodbye Dear Bootz


Our precious Bootz flew away to Cat Heaven yesterday morning.  She seemed to be under the weather so I took her to the vet.  X-rays revealed our darling girl had an enlarged heart and a collapsed lung--with only hours left to live.  The Vet said she either contracted a virus, or cancer which had been coming on for some time.  Thankfully, up until yesterday morning, Bootz had no symptoms of pain or discomfort, whatsoever.

This morning in the twilight of sleep, I felt her snuggled against my side--I felt the warmth and the weight of her body there.  But as I awoke, I realized once again, our small companion has gone.  Our hearts are broken, but how grateful we are to have known her these six months.

26 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I am so sorry. I know that your heart is hurting, and I will be keeping you in my prayers.

grace said...

Oh my I am so sorry of your sweet darling . I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve your loss.

Lois said...

Precious kitty. I'm so glad she wasn't having discomfort. {{{HUGS}}} to you my sweet friend.

MuseSwings said...

Beth I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bootz! You are in my thoughts and prayers.I know it will take some time. When we lost Carly the dog my husband and I just kinda sat on the sofa for three days. we ate chicken soup and consoled each other. It's a big loss for you I know!

A Dancing Mango said...

Beth,
I am so sorry and I am crying once again from the loss of "Bootz".
It happened so fast yes, the pains of her missing and void of her not being next to you are tremendous and I am sooooooooooo sorry.
I feel your pain.

Please draw a picture of her so we can see her as you have?
We love you Beth.♥

Paula said...

Oh Beth ... I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you ... Our furry companions are little life-lines, are they not? For our lives are richly blessed by each moment we are touched by their little souls. You rest deeply in my thoughts and prayers ... may you find a measure of comfort in knowing so many care for you and that memories of Boots will forever remain in your heart ...

Irene said...

How sad. It's so hard to lose a pet.

Clytie said...

Oh Sissie ... We have been thinking of you and praying for you. I know how much your darling Bootz meant to you, and how you and hubby are grieving right now. Love and Peace, sissie dear.

Dorincard said...

:(
When the grieving will be over, maybe the best thing would be a new cat, to fill the void.

Aimee said...

I'm so sorry!

peggy gatto said...

thinking of you.
hugs

viridian said...

Dear Beth, I am so sorry to hear about dear Bootz. Luckily very little discomfort.

Funoldhag said...

Oh, my dear, I am so sorry! I am sure that little kitty had the best home ever. You are in my thoughts. Carol

Sheila said...

I am so sorry to read this post. I know only too well the heartache you are going through. Take care.

Grannie Annie said...

I am soo sorry about your dear Bootz Sissy...it is so hard when are little animal friends are taken away they are so much a part of our lives and such givers of affection and love. My prayers are with you that happier days are ahead...I think we are both going through a wrough patch right now...spring is coming the sun will shine again...Love you lots.

Joy said...

So sad. She had your love, was not alone when she passed and did not suffer. God bless.

Lucille29 said...

i pray you..
take care..

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Aimee Dars said...

So sorry about your loss. Hugs from me and Walter.

Coffeedoff said...

So sorry to hear about your lovely cat. I hope you are soon able to get ovet the loss and remember the good times.

Postcardy said...

I am sorry to hear about your cat. I hope you can find a new one you like as much.

I was thinking about posting a lady and cat for PFF but already posted something else last night before I saw your post today.

Tete said...

I am so sorry for your broken heart. I have lost many myself, and it never gets any easier to say goodbye. I am so glad she did not have a long suffering and that Bootz had many good days with you. I know 6 months isn't a long time, but she was so blessed to have spent them with you and being loved beyond measure. She will be there waiting for you.
You're in my prayers,
Hugs- Tete

fortuitous faery said...

her brief time with you is still a blessing. she has gone to the rainbow bridge.

sorry for your loss.

Debs said...

oh no! have just read this post rather late...am so very sad to read this news. our pets give us so much joy and ask for so little in return...

Terra said...

How sad and I know you are missing pretty Bootz. We have lost our 2 darling cats recently so I can really sympathize with you.

Carole said...

I know your pain all too well. I'm so sorry about your kitty.

Snap said...

I'm so sorry to read about Bootz. Our furbabies are such an important part of our lives. She was lucky to have you and you her. Wishing you well.